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Holiday Ice Skating
Ice skate by the beach, on real ice!
Every day (Nov 11-Jan 7)
Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map

Boardwalk Holiday Ice
Presented by Dignity Health Medical Network

November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition - ice skating at the Boardwalk!

Festivities Include:

  • Ice Skating by the Beach - on Real Ice!
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations
  • Boardwalk Rides* & Games
  • Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag
  • Classic Holiday Movies

Schedule

November 11 - December 24, 2017, and January 2 - 7, 2018

Fridays-Sundays: 12pm-9pm

Mondays-Thursdays: 4pm-9pm

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018

12pm-9pm

Ice Skating

Our new 40' x 60' covered ice skating rink is open rain or shine!

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.

$12

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Reserve your ice skating session before you arrive!

(Online reservations coming in November)

 

*Please call (831) 423-5590 the day of your visit to confirm which rides and games are open.

 

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Animation, Technology, Robotics Classes for Kids
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Learn to Discover
Animation, Technology & Robotics Classes for Kids
Date: Every weekday from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: 4 - 18

Clay Animation, Electronics, Video Game Design, Engineering, Programming and Robotics Classes and Workshops for children ages 4 and up. Sign-up for an 8-week class or drop-in for a workshop.


Location: Learn to Discover, 1855 41st Ave, Suite C10, Capitola Map
Phone: (831)662-9700 •website Capitola create a direct event link
Gymnastics Open Gym
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Ohana Gymnastics
Supervised Gymnastics Fun!
Date: Every Fri from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 3-12 Admission Fees: $10/hour per child

Super Fun Gym Time Includes:
group activities
gymnastics circuits (bars, beams, rings, etc)
free-choice
trampoline
inflatable


Location: Ohana Gymnastics, 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 713-5945 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Todos Juntos en el Patio
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Live Oak Family Resource Center
Date: Every Fri from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ages: pre-scholares y sus padres Admission Fees: donation

Todos Juntos en el Patio 1:30-3:30pm. Todos Juntos en El Patio! Un grupo de discusión y apoyo para padres con supervision de niños. Tiene preguntas sobre la crianza de sus hijos? Venga y conozca a otros padres con niños de 0-12 años de edad. Aprenda de herramientas para padres y estrategias basadas en las últimas investigaciones y la filosofía de Disciplina Positiva y currículo. Todos Juntos es un lugar positivo para padres y sus hijos para reunirse a recibir información, apoyo, amistad, y diversión! Programa conducido en español. Tarifa reducida entre $3-7/clase. Becas disponibles. Nadie será rechazado por Inhabilidad de pagar.

 

LO Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Avenue, SC. 476-7284

 

 


Location: 1740 17th Av, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 476-7284 x104 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Preschool Mornings at the DLC
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Discovery Learning Center
Fun with preschoolers!
Date: Every Fri from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: preschool Admission Fees: Free

Explore the alphabet, sing songs, create messy crafts, listen at story time, and other preschool experiences. Especially for ages 2-5 and their younger siblings. Fridays 10:30am-12pm. More info: DLCSantaCruz.org


Location: Discovery Learning Center, 111 Errett Circle, santa cruz Map
Phone: (831) 531-7352 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Four O'Clock Friday Yoga Classes for Kids and Adults!
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come enjoy Luma yoga classes for parents and children on Friday afternoon!
Date: Every Fri from 4:00pm to 5:20pm
Ages: Kids (3 and up), Adults all ages Admission Fees: $15 drop in, class cards, and memberships available

Adults

Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Each of our instructors shapes the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

All Levels is an intermediate paced class that is also appropriate for students who have been practicing for at least one year. Alternative poses will be suggested during class so that students can tailor the practice to match their comfort and level of experience.

 

Children 3-7

This class offers kids a fun opportunity to combine the calm of yoga with the energizing creativity of dance. Each class offers a mixture of art, yoga, reading, music, and dance, with an emphasis on play and imagination. Students are given opportunities to both relax their bodies with breathing and relaxation techniques as well as to move their bodies creatively and freely.


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Fun ní Tumble Open Gym
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Junebug's Gym
Date: Every Fri from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 3+ Admission Fees: ost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership)

(A Nov) Juneand2Kids.jpgFun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch...the solution is JuneBugs Gym.

 

Parents can drop off their children for 1, 2 or all 3 hour for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership).

Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz.

 


Location: 3910 Portola Drive Ste. 2 &3, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-464-2847 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Tumbling Tutor
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come jump, roll, and play with Teacher Barry!
Date: Every Wed and Fri from 3:00pm to 3:50pm
Ages: 2 - 6 years old Admission Fees: $14 drop in, class cards + memberships also available.
Special Instructions: See schedule at www.lumayoga.com

Tumbling Tutor® is a fun and exciting gymnastics-based movement experience. Each class is a fun-filled movement adventure. Barry brings over 20 years of teaching experience into his lessons, and strives to enable each child to explore, enjoy, and excel in this supportive learning environment.


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Conversations in Spanish
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Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
Learn Spanish with Songs and Crafts
Date: Every Fri (Feb 13-Feb 27) from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 2-12 Admission Fees: Free with museum admission or membership. Admission is $7 adults, $5 for children 2-17. Children under age 2 are free.

Sylvia Rubio teaches Spanish through art and song during this weekly class at the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery.


Location: Captiola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola Map
Phone: (888) 424-8035 •website Capitola create a direct event link
All Together Now !
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Live Oak Family Resource Center
Parent Education, Play Group, Resource
Date: Every Fri from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Parents & Toddlers 9-30 months Admission Fees: $3/session

All Together Now ! For parents & their children 9-30 months

 

Come meet other parents & children, observe & discuss child development & build confidence in your parenting skills.  Enjoy seeing your child interact with other children and explore an environment set up with them in mind.  Classes facilitated by experienced & friendly teachers.

 

Sliding scale fee $3-7 per class, scholarships available. No one turned away for inability to pay.

 

Community Bridges/Live Oak Family Resource Center


Location: 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.476-7284 x110 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Storytime at MOD
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Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
It's Storytime at MOD
Date: Every weekday from 10:30am to 11:00am
Ages: 0-12 Admission Fees: Free with museum admission or membership. Admission is $7 adults, $5 for children 2-17. Children under age 2 are free.

Listen as staff members read stories for all ages at the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery.


Location: Santa Cruz Children's Museum of , Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola Map
Phone: (888) 424-8035 •website Capitola create a direct event link
DOMINICAN HOSPITAL MOBILE WELLNESS CLINIC
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Dominican Education
$15 Dominican Hospital Mobile Wellness Clinic
Date: Every Mon, Tues, Wed, Th and Fri from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: $15

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL MOBILE WELLNESS CLINIC

http://www.dominicanhospital.org/Who_We_Are/Serving_the_Community/221129

 

  • Bilingual staff (English/Spanish)
  • Evaluation and treatment of episodic medical conditions
  • Identification of medical homes for those patients with chronic needs
  • Identification of social services and resources in the community

(AAA Aug 2015) Mobile_clinicstaff.jpgCost! : A fee of $15 will be requested at the time of visit. (cash or check)


Schedule:  Clinic hours are 9am to 3pm except on holidays or as posted

 

Mondays-1st & 3rd
Resurrection Catholic Church
7600 Soquel Drive
Aptos

Mondays-2nd& 4th, *2-6pm
Davenport Resource Service Center
150 Church Street
Davenport

Tuesdays
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
515 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz

Wednesdays-1st
San Agustin Catholic Church
257 Glenwood Drive
Scotts Valley

Wednesdays-3rd
Assumption Church
100 Salinas Road
Pajaro

Wednesdays-2nd, 4th
Hol! y Cross Church
126 High Street
Santa Cruz

Thursdays
St. John's Church
5953 Highway 9
Felton

Fridays-1st, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Michael's Church
13005 Pine Street
Boulder Creek (or alternate site)

Fridays-2nd & 4th
St. Patrick's Church
721 Main Street
Watsonville

Fridays-3rd
Shrine of St. Joseph
544 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz

For More Information About The Mobile Wellness Clinic Please call us at 831.713.8751.


Phone: 831-713-8751 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market, Aptos
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Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market
Produce, dancing and breakfast at this Farmers' Market!
Date: Every Sa from 8:00am to 12:00pm

Special Instructions: upper parking lot

Do your weekly shopping while enjoying live Bluegrass by the Farmers Market String Band or lively accordion music by one of Santa Cruz's favorite performing artists, The Great Morgani.

 

You'll be delighted by the large variety of produce and specialty foods offered by 80 vendors. The market is located on the Cabrillo College campus, just a few blocks from New Brighton beach. There's plenty of free parking and easy access to the market. Be sure to check out our special events which are offered year-round. We invite you to become a volunteer or sponsor to help us put on programs that bring our community together to celebrate the richness of local agriculture and the people that produce it for us.

 

Shop with the Chef 2nd Saturday, Cooking demonstrations

 

Can You Dig It? 3rd Saturday Aptos Farmers Market, Monthly garden workshop features hands-on demonstrations and talks from Master Gardeners, educators, authors, professionals.

 

Knife Sharpening Services

 


Location: Cabrillo College , 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831.728.5060 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Chinese New Year Health & Career Fair
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Five Branches University
Chinese New Year Health & Career Fair, Year of the Wood Sheep
Date: 02/21/2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Five Branches University 30th Anniversary Celebration!
Discover 4,712 Years of Ancient Wisdom, Healing and Fun
Chinese New Year Health & Career Fair, Year of the Wood Sheep


Start your journey to happiness and healing. Discover why the ancient practice of acupuncture has helped so many. Seeking a new career? Meet our Doctors, Professors, Graduate Students, and Practitioners. Find out why acupuncture is a highly respected, financially rewarding and exciting career. See you at the fair!

 

You are invited to spend a Saturday afternoon exploring the wonderful world of Chinese medicine. We are hosting a free Chinese Medicine Health Fair on Saturday, February 21st from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m at each campus. The Health Fair will feature free health consultations, free mini acupuncture treatments, Chinese pulse and tongue diagnosis, informative health lectures, tours of the campus, information tables, and more. Chinese tea and refreshments will also be provided. 

 

Five Branches University faculty-practitioners and senior interns will give lectures which cover topics such as How to Treat Yourself with AcupressureThe Best Chinese Herbs for Women's HealthChoosing a Career in Integrative MedicineHow Acupuncture Works to Eliminate Pain and The Multiple Health Benefits of Chinese Massage. The medical specialties of these practitioners include allergies, gastroenterology, internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, weight loss, sports injury, oncology, neurology, and nutrition. 

 

Five Branches University is pleased to offer this free Health Fair to the public in celebration of our 30th Anniversary of offering quality education and treatments.

 

For more information  please contact:

anniversary@fivebranches.edu

(831) 476-9424 Santa Cruz campus

(408) 260-0208 San Jose campus

 

 


Location: 200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-9424 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Date Nite
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Ohana Gymnastics
Drop the kids at the gym and enjoy a 3 hour break...ages 4-12. 5:30-8:30
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month (Dec 20-Nov 20) from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: 4-12 Admission Fees: $40 first child; $10/siblings
Special Instructions: Register online early for $5 discount

Super Fun Gym Time Includes:
group activities
gymnastics circuits (bars, beams, rings, etc)
free-choice
trampoline
inflatable


Location: Ohana Gymnastics, 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 713-5945 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
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Santa Cruz County Education
Poetry's value and uniqueness and how to help kids become unstressed writers
Date: 02/21/2015 from 10:00am to 1:00pm


Young Writers Program, Teacher Training - The Heart of the Word: Poetry, Imagination, and Today's Child

For over 30 years, local poet and author, Patrice Vecchione has taught poetry to children along the central coast. Spend the morning with her learning techniques to support your students in being successful writers. She'll discuss poetry's value and uniqueness and how to help kids become unstressed writers. We'll look at inspiration, surprise, voice, and memory. Poetry is the perfect form for second language learners. Patrice's most recent collection of poems, The Knot Untied, came out last year. In spring her new book Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life will be published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster. Limited to 32.


Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Julia Chiapella at (831) 466-5810.
Location: Santa Cruz County Office of Education Annex, 399 Encinal, Santa Cruz
Fee: $25.00
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Location: 399 Encinal, Santa Cruz Map
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"STEM" based workshops for Children
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Learn to Discover
Afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering and Digital Art Classes
Date: Every Su, Mon, Tues, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 4 and up Admission Fees: depends on particular workshop

We offer a variety of workshops and classes for children ages 4 and up including topics such as robotics, animation, programming, engineering, making and much more.


Location: Learn to Discover at Capitola Ma, 1855 41st Avenue, Capitola Map
Phone: (831) 662-9700 •websitecreate a direct event link
Family Yoga
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come stretch, play & explore!
Date: Every Su at 1:30pm
Ages: 4+ Admission Fees: $14 drop in (class cards + memberships also available)

Family Yoga: Ages 4+

Family Yoga is now offered EVERY Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm! This class offers a unique approach by blending yoga and family bonding! Laughter and love fill each class and are sure to inspire and nurture the entire family's relationship. This class works best for children who can follow instructions and participate and is designed for parents and little ones ages 4 and up.

 

Click here to register

 


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Santa Cruz/Aptos Youth Volleyball
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Youth Volleyball League
Date: Every day (Dec 1-Apr 2)


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Youth volleyball league for boys and girls ages 7-15. Four divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15.

The 8-week program teaches the fundamentals of volleyball such as serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and playing the game.

Register before December 1st to take advantage of the early registration discount! Registration for this program can be done online at www.usyvl.org or you can request a registration form by calling the USYVL National Office at 1-888-988-7985.

 


Location: Polo Grounds County Park, 2255 Huntington Drive, Aptos Map
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Monterey Now: Warren Chang
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Monterey Museum of Art
Date: Every day (Oct 23-Apr 16)


Harvesters RestingOctober 23, 2014 - April 6, 2015
MMA La Mirada

Artist Warren Chang, born 1957, is nationally recognized for his realist paintings of biographical interiors and local field-workers of the Monterey County area. Influenced by masters such as 17th-century artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), and 19th-century artists Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875), and Winslow Homer (1836-1910), among others, Warren Chang creates subtle narratives that celebrate the human spirit. A native of Monterey, his work is also inspired by the novels of John Steinbeck and the magnetic beauty of the region.

 

Exhibition Brochure (PDF)

 

Image: Warren Chang, Harvesters Resting, 2008, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Winfield Gallery


Location: 559 Pacific Street, Monterey Map
Phone: 831.372.5477 •website Monterey create a direct event link
Child Nutrition and Cooking
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Stanford University
Self-paced course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family
Date: Every day
Admission Fees: Free

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Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The culture of eating has changed significantly in recent decades, especially in parts of the world where processed foods dominate our dietary intake.

 

This self-paced course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family. The health risks associated with obesity in childhood are also discussed.

 

Participants will learn what constitutes a healthy diet for children and adults and how to prepare simple, delicious foods aimed at inspiring a lifelong celebration of easy home-cooked meals. This course will help prepare participants to be the leading health providers, teachers and parents of the present and future.

 

The text and other material in this course may include the opinion of the specific instructor and are not statements of advice, endorsement, opinion, or information of Stanford University.

 

FAQ: 

Self-paced online course
5 hours of videos and quizzes
Statement of Accomplishment: None
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Instructor: Maya Adam

 

 

Maya Adam has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009. She also received her BA in Human Biology at Stanford before completing her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent almost 10 years as a professional ballet dancer in Germany. Now, she is the mother of three young boys and lectures on child health and nutrition at Stanford. She spends her free time trampoline-jumping with the children and cooking for family and friends.

 


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Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial
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Saratoga Historical Foundation Museum
Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial
Date: Every day
Ages: All

A new exhibit-Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial opens February 13 at the Saratoga History Museum.

 

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco, in the United States, between February 20 and December 4 in 1915. The purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal but the reality was to demonstrate that San Francisco had recovered from the 1906 earthquake.

 

The fair was constructed on a 635 site in San Francisco. It featured 11 Exhibit Palaces with over 40 countries and all the states participating. Among the exhibits at the Exposition was the C. P. Huntington, the first steam locomotive purchased by Southern Pacific Railroad; A telephone line was also established to New York so people across the continent could hear the Pacific Ocean. The Liberty Bell traveled by train on a nationwide tour from Pennsylvania to attend the exposition. Henry Ford had cars assembled every 10 minutes for 3 hours each day.

 

The exhibit will cover the PPIE exhibit and include information on Saratogans participating. The exhibit will run from February -June 26. Fair artifacts and ephemera will be on display.

 

Location & Nearby Info Saratoga Historical Foundation Museum
20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070


Location: 20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. , Saratoga Map
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Celebrate Heritage Day in Saratoga
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Saratoga Historical Foundation Museum
Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial
Date: Every day
Ages: All

A new exhibit-Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial opens February 13 at the Saratoga History Museum.

 

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco, in the United States, between February 20 and December 4 in 1915. The purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal but the reality was to demonstrate that San Francisco had recovered from the 1906 earthquake.

 

The fair was constructed on a 635 site in San Francisco. It featured 11 Exhibit Palaces with over 40 countries and all the states participating. Among the exhibits at the Exposition was the C. P. Huntington, the first steam locomotive purchased by Southern Pacific Railroad; A telephone line was also established to New York so people across the continent could hear the Pacific Ocean. The Liberty Bell traveled by train on a nationwide tour from Pennsylvania to attend the exposition. Henry Ford had cars assembled every 10 minutes for 3 hours each day.

 

The exhibit will cover the PPIE exhibit and include information on Saratogans participating. The exhibit will run from February -June 26. Fair artifacts and ephemera will be on display.

 

 

Location & Nearby Info Saratoga Historical Foundation Museum
20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070

 


Location: 20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. , Saratoga Map
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